How is the cloud shaping the Manufacturing Industry?

The Manufacturing industry involves manufacturing and processing of items that are either kept for sale or used as an intermediate product in the production. The manufacturing sector is one of the largest industries in the world. Some of the important segments within the manufacturing industry include construction, textile, electronics, energy, food and beverages, metals, engineering, transport, plastic, telecommunications and chemical industries. According to National Association of Manufacturing (NAM), $2.17 trillion is added to US economy every year by the manufacturing industry. There are 12.33 million workers in the US which is nine percent of total workforce of the country. Globally, the manufacturing segment is 16% of GDP and 14% of employment.

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Challenges faced by the Manufacturing Industry and Solution Proposed by CenterServ

As with several other industries, the manufacturing sector is facing turbulent economic times. Factors such as devalued dollar, unemployment and reduced consumer spending are reducing manufacturing margins. With shrinking budgets, organizations have to meet growing business demands. Frequently changing workforce has to be effectively handled. Manufacturing industry involves supply chain management. The main challenge is to integrate these teams to maintain proper collaboration. At the same time, organizations should not share sensitive information such as intellectual property. Not all organizations have a world-class ERP system or a customer relation management system. Another issue is the management of big data. Processing huge volumes of data and analyzing it is a challenge. Organizations have to comply with regulations such as Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), 21 CFR part11 and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). There is a constant pressure to innovate and stay ahead of competition while making investments future-proof.

Benefits of cloud computing

The cloud resolves all these challenges while increasing the ROI for the manufacturing industry. Here are some of the benefits offered by the cloud to the manufacturing industry.

Managing Big Data

The rise of Ethernet-enabled industrial equipment is the new trend in the manufacturing segment. In the Internet of Things (IoT) network, multiple devices are connected to each other which means your datacenter has to manage huge volumes of data that is generated from various applications, systems and devices. Cloud solutions provide the scalability to manage data of such enormity.

Improved ROI

Cloud solutions leverage resources to maximize revenues. With the cloud, the initial investment and maintenance of infrastructure is reduced. Moreover, the entire lifecycle cost of operational projects is reduced by 50%. Cloud solutions enable organizations to manufacture a product in the most cost-effective and timely way.

Secure Collaboration

Cloud solutions enable manufacturing companies to centrally publish resources and securely deliver them to remote users. It is easy to maintain collaboration with the entire supply chain system so that you can quickly respond to your suppliers’ orders, manage inventory and realign strategies to meet changing customer behavioral patterns. At the same time, sensitive information can be securely managed within the internal network.

Improve productivity with BYOD

The cloud and the BYOD network can be a great combination. By allowing the staff to bring their own device, organizations can increase employee satisfaction, improve employee productivity while reducing the attrition rate. BYOD networks significantly reduce operational IT expenses for the organization. Moreover, cloud solutions allow you to hire qualified personnel from across the globe to quickly establish virtual offices.

Future-proof investments

In the manufacturing industry, there is a constant pressure of innovation. Cloud solutions provide the flexibility to quickly adapt to changing market demands. As there is low CapEx, businesses can proactively realign their strategies to ensure maximum return on ROI. With cloud solutions, the cost, complexity and setup time are reduced which means you can quickly access new technologies. Moreover, operational expenses are predictable.

Why CenterServ is the best cloud provider for the Manufacturing Industry?

One of the main challenges for the manufacturing industry is managing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data that is generated from the Internet of Things (IoT). To effectively manage this data, the cloud provider has to offer high availability load balancing that is easy to configure and use. CenterServ is one of the few companies which has thousands of nodes running in multiple locations. With CenterServ cloud solutions, you can quickly scale your resources to meet changing business demands.

CenterServ is the leading provider of cloud computing solutions for the manufacturing industry. With thousands of nodes located in 200 countries, your data is always available online 24/7. Backed by several years of rich experience in designing manufacturing cloud systems that is augmented with the experienced and dedicated staff, CenterServ delivers customized cloud solutions that are reliable and secure. CenterServ is not affiliated or obliged to any product, service or solution which means your organization is entitled for the best available alternative for any specific purpose or need. Most importantly, CenterServ solutions are cost-effective.